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Bulk Image Downloader Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Bulk Image Downloader

Downloads image files from Web sites bypassing pop-ups and adverts.
$14.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 348 67 comments

Bulk Image Downloader was available as a giveaway on April 11, 2008!

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All the data in all the right places.

Bulk Image Downloader is a simple to use yet powerful Web gallery downloading tool. It can download full sized images from almost any thumbnailed Web gallery, bypassing all annoying popups and adverts. Almost all popular image hosting sites (such as imagefap, imagevenue, flickr and imageshack) are supported. Multi page imagefap, flickr, imagereverb and Web forum galleries can be downloaded automatically. It can even handle forum attached images.

Partially downloaded or invalid images are automatically retried, and image downloads are resumed where possible. It can also handle images that have had their true locations hidden via redirection sites such as usercash and imagecash (redirected links are resolved automatically). It integrates with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera via the right click context menu for even easier downloading.

FireFox users please install the Bulk Image Downloader FireFox extension to integrate BID with FireFox (via the right click context menu). To install it, start FireFox, select File->Open File. Browse to the Program Files\Bulk Image Downloader\Firefox Extension folder and select BulkImageDownloader1_34.xpi. Follow the on screen prompts to complete installation.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista


Antibody Software



File Size:

2.95 MB



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Comments on Bulk Image Downloader

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oh and by the way #65 I don't "search the net on a daily basis to promote" BID. I've come to give away of the day for months as well and was happy to see them offering something that I use and really like. I have no affiliation with the GOTD or Antibody other than I'm a fan of BOTH.

Reply   |   Comment by Reb  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"Anyone falling for comments such as Reb #55 is, to say the least, naive."

@ #65

Why would they be "naive" to believe the truth? I use BID on a daily basis and have for months. I did that search for "free image downloader." downloaded the trial version of BID and liked it so much that I PAID for it. if you go to Antibody's website you'll see they even have a unasked for Compliment from me posted on their homepage.
I run an antivirus 24/7 and have never gotten an alert from BID. and while it's not perfect software it works better than anything else I've ever tried for similar purposes. This is by far the best image downloader there is and support for the paid version is top notch

Reply   |   Comment by Reb  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re: Problems Registering
The program needed to be registered after installing. The instructions were included in the download.

If you missed it and your installation is still not registered please do the following to register:
Start Bulk Image Downloader
Click on the About tab
Click on the 'Click here to enter or change your registration code'
enter GIVEAWAYOFTHEDAY as the code when prompted.

This will only work if you installed using the GAOTD installation.

Re: Calling Home
I have consulted with all our developers regarding connections to our server and can provide you with the following information:

1. The program connects to our server to validate the registration code when installing.

2. It checks for new versions after the first install and every 24hrs - you can disable this by disabling the 'check for updates' option in the configuration.

3. It will validate registration codes periodically - about once every 15 days. This validation will only be done if the registration server is available at the time.

To #62:
That Bulk Image Downloader extension is the same as the one included in the installation. It requires BID to be installed on your PC to function.

To #63:
You are the first person to report such a problem with ME. Please contact us via the web page so that we can investigate further.

To GAOTD - thanks for this wonderful opportunity. It's great to receive 'unfiltered' comment and criticism. We'll do our best to improve.

If anyone else has questions or problems please contact us via our web site.


Reply   |   Comment by Antibody Software Support  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This software did not accomplish anything for me. Unless you are grabbing stuff from a website that is free its worthless. It would NOT get anything from a subscription website that requires any kind of login. I deleted it from my machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There's always one, or even several, that have always used the offered program for weeks, months, years. They are always so in awe of it. They always think that everyone should install it.

Let's think about that shall we? How many times have you been so impressed by a program that you keep searching the net, on a daily basis, to keep an eye out for a possibility to promote the software package?

Anyone falling for comments such as Reb #55 is, to say the least, naive.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Perfect way to DDOS a site. Gonna stay away from this one...

Reply   |   Comment by theuber43  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I loaded this on both a Windows XP and a ME system. The XP installed & ran OK.

Under Windows ME, installing went OK; however, whereas running "Bulk Image Downloader" was OK, running the "Bulk Image Downloader Queue Manager" consistently caused my system's USER RESOURCES to drop to nothing/zero from which I could not recover.

Once USER RESOURCES bottom out for a few seconds in Windows 9x/Me then further normal use of the computer is typically futile.

I tried to CTRL-ALT-DEL, and request that Bulk Image Downloader be terminated, or another time simply request a system shutdown, but either method still resulted in a hung system (although I could still move the mouse cursor around).

My only option was a forced power-down then a fresh Start (and let ScanDisk automatically run to fix any potential disk errors due to the lack of a proper shutdown).

On another attempt at running I exited/closed/terminated every non-essential process (including anti-virus) leaving pretty much a bare-bones OS which left GDI Resources at 94% and USER Resources at 99%. I then launched the Queue Manager and watched as the USER Resources once again go to zero.

(OK, the one utility I then ran to view the % resources was TaskInfo by www.iarsn.com , a utility somewhat like Microsoft's Sysinternals Process Explorer. Like PE, it's excellent for troubleshooting issues.)

Due to encountering this problem towards the end of the offer period I haven't yet tried this application on a web site -- I wanted to try and get this comment submitted. I'm hoping that (on the Windows ME system installation) the Queue Manager is not necessary.

Hopefully this can be resolved and BID offered again after implementing some of the prior feature and fix suggestions of others.

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

with all this talk about "free alternatives", i thought i would just check around. i searched for image downloaders on the firefox add-ons site and guess what the first one to come up was?

bulk image downloader

is the one being offered here any different?

Reply   |   Comment by funkymom  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To: Antibody Support

Reason : "Call-Home "

It appears that you are employing " Packer.Obsidium " as a
means of trieing to "protect " your software product.

In consideration of this: How can you possibly "explain-away "
the "call-home " aspect of your Product ? When you have already
taken steps to protect the software.

Reply   |   Comment by bobby jones  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To #37 & #39:
How can you rate a program, and how it ranks amongst it's peers, unless you know what else is out there.

In the mid 80s I created a very basic text editor in gwbasics, on a M$-DOS O/S. It was a piece of junk. How do I know? Because I compared it to other text editors. Mainly I did it just to test my programing abilities. If I was to try and sell it as the best thing since sliced bread I would do everyone a dis-service, even those people who never used a text editor before. Reviews should compare the software to other software, and it lets the developers see what other people are using, and what they expect.

Sorry, but a review is not complete unless you have something to compare it to. How do you rate a hotel room, or butter, if you have never been to a hotel before, or eaten butter? Take Paint Shop Pro vs. PhotoShop. PSP is currently about 1/5 the price of PS, with 90% of the abilities, and does everything I need, yet others will spend five times more for that finial 10%, because they need it, and are well informed.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well the window I get has IN RED across the top of the window.

This Copy of Bulk Image is Not Registered. Click here to Purchase a registration code.

I've NEVER seen this on Giveaway of the Day before. I'm uninstalling it if I don't mget a reply from someone about this.

Reply   |   Comment by Pamy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been a programmer since 1976 (32 years).
#5 did the right thing.

Software from a company that's registered less than a year, and set to expire in less than a year, is trying to "phone home". What happens when "home" changes to something special for your machine? Can you contact the vendor for help? The only non-cryptic contact I found was a gmail address.

Some people report anti-virus programs are detecting it as a baddy. The developer says it's a false positive.

Don't believe me?
OK, Enjoy.

Reply   |   Comment by NYChris  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bulk Image Downloader is a great little program. I've used it for months. the support for the paid version is top notch. updates are frequent. I tried all the freeware apps out there and some were ok but none worked as well a BID. it's very effortless to use. simply right click on the gallery you want and it downloads all the pages and stores them in their own folders. it will even rename the files if they are in a format that doesn't make sense. I paid for this so if you can get it for free I'd download it and try it out.

Reply   |   Comment by Reb  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

no offense to other ppl's comments ( i really don't care anyway...) i use the Firefox extension down them all and u forget it doesn't automatically retrieve the link through resolve and all that crap and i have a trial version of this program and it's awesome now with the licence it will be unstoppable it's better than down them all and other programs and i forgot if i remembered to request this on the forums yet but THANK YOU GIVEAWAYOFTHEDAY!!!

Reply   |   Comment by CyberNaruto  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Re: “Calling home” - The program connects to our registration server to validate the registration code during the registration process. This is done to protect our program from being distributed on the internet along with a license key.

You mean it's just once at registration, not every time you run it? Then what the f*** are all those ****** complaining about???! GAOTD "phones home" like that every time we install a download, to enable that day's installation. What's the difference between what GAOTD does and what this does???

If this is a problem of perception then my suggestion to the developer is to pop up a text box before calling in which shows the information that will be sent to the host. That way if there is anything that people are uncomfortable about they can abort the installation.

Anways,... now that a developer has popped up... my suggestion for improving the product (related to my earlier comment) is to couple the image downloads with both the associated comments and the tags when they're coming from sites like Flickr, and reinstate them on upload - allowing *both* the transfer from one _account_ to the other, and from one _system_ to another - for example if you want to move off Webshots to Flickr or whatever?

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#49 - Wow... it's brave of anyone to run their software thru the GOTD ringer, and even braver to post and let people know you're actually reading their comments.

It's good to know that there are real human beings, with the potential of actual feelings who put some considerable level of effort into producing the offering up for bashing.

While some GOTD software offers are obviously better than others, it would be nice if people left out opinions, and concentrated on the software.

Just a thought...

Thank for submitting your software.

Reply   |   Comment by Scooter  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Didn't get a bunch of images off a forum. Works on imageshack searches. Needs to work for [img] forum tags.

Can't find the key in the download or the internet, where is it?

Reply   |   Comment by tobylane  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A couple of minor updates to my comment #10--it installed two desktop icons, and one was behind a window, which I didn't see at first. Bulk Image Downloader (vs. the Queue Manager) does have an option to not generate unique folder names per webpage title, and it puts the Firefox extension in a folder, so you don't have to download it, but you still have to manually install it. The other comments remain valid--neither application supports drag-and-drop of URL's, and it removes embedded spaces from URL's, which naturally results in a failure to download the corresponding files (and even worse, leaves the job queued for a later retry, which will never work). I find it not only astonishing that Antibody Software could have such an error in the first place, but that they aren't even aware of it after a large number of revisions.

I stand by my comments about the silliness of complaining about a program because it requires registration via the developer (thanks, #35, MikeR, #40, Dr. Garth, and anyone else I missed). The vast majority of commercial software requires registration via the developer's servers, and most require a bunch of personal information. The reason it's especially silly relative to today's offering is that it does extensive Internet access and hooks into your web browsers anyway--that's the real security risk (also indirectly pointed out by #43, Steph; open-source browser extensions are definitely much safer). My comment #24 wasn't to claim that I did a great review (clearly, it was just a list of some obvious problems), but to point out that of the large number of comments up to that point, there was almost nothing said based on actual usage and review of the current offering. Speaking of reviews, after the clipboard extender giveaway the other day, I went ahead and installed the latest version of Ditto on my Vista PC. Since its documentation is scattered and a bit incomplete and unclear in places, I'd like to do a review with visuals, but I lost the excellent TNT Screen Capture (useful for markups) when my XP PC died, and I'm having a lot of problems with screen captures on Vista anyway--I don't know if it's a Vista problem or an NVidia driver problem (although NVidia's drivers aren't as buggy as AMD/ATI's).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, I'm the developer of the software and I'll be taking note of any problems or suggestions from GAOTD users today.

To #37 "Virus Virus Virus" - the program is encrypted and packed using a software protection system to prevent it being hacked. I think this may cause some false positives to be reported by some virus scanners. The program does not contain any spyware/virus/trojal/malware of any sort.

Re: "Calling home" - The program connects to our registration server to validate the registration code during the registration process. This is done to protect our program from being distributed on the internet along with a license key.

Re: Translations
The non English translations were created by our users and we cannot verify them as being 100% correct. If you find any problems with the translations and would like to help us correct them please contact us via the website.

Thanks to everyone for the comments so far.

Reply   |   Comment by Antibody Software Support  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Also free: downloadhelper (plug-in for Firefox)

Reply   |   Comment by A.J.  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Virustotal scan

Reply   |   Comment by volkan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

- Installed under Vista Ultimate - no problems, runs fine.
- Installed addon for Firefox - no problems, runs fine.


- Though it runs as a standalone program, you can access it through popular browsers as well as by running the app.
- Smart enough to create multiple folders so you don't overwrite existing folders with different files.
- Very configurable naming options and output locations.
- Browser context menu gives an expedited UI that queues directly for download.
- Can view file list or thumbnails in image list.
- Does standard download of images on a page (yes, just like DownThemAll - and excellent alternative - and others).
- Able to download image from links that are to a secondary webpage (HTML) instead of simple image file links. This unique feature must be what the vendor means by redirection. Very, very nice, and a good reason to add this to your tool box. $15 would be reasonable for this functionality, but hurry, today only, its free!

- Browser runs standalone app. Not a killer, but unusual.
- No application help. Though the app is not too complex, it does have advanced abilities that are rather inscrutable. The vendor's link below has a text tutorial that may be of some use. Scroll down to How to use it.


Very much thumbs up on this one. Thank you GAOTD and Antibody Software.

Reply   |   Comment by sfwrtr  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The program downloaded, installed, and registered with no problems. I tried it on several favorite websites and it seems to be a "hit or miss" on whether it can grab the photos. It worked on some sites; not on others... even when I clicked ON a photo-only URL, it checked the URL and say no photo loaded (or something to that effect). On one site with 5 thumbnail photos, it recognized 4 photos and downloaded the full photos that were linked (not the thumbs). It didn't download the 5th, however, although when I clicked on it, that photo came up full-size as well... and when on that photo URL, it still didn't recognize an image was there. The program is useful to save time, once you know which sites it works on.

One frustration I had was... I *browsed* to a folder where I wanted to store the photos. It stored them, but did NOT remember the file path. EVERY TIME I went to save something, I had to designate the path I wanted or choose the default. DEVELOPERS: It's be highly advantageous if we could save a designated file path, much like the option to save the the other file paths on one given submenu.

Another frustration: It put two shortcuts on my desktop; for me it was confusing trying to figure out the two, then again this was just after an hour or so trying it on various websites.


Reply   |   Comment by John38111  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#43 - Oooops!

#10 / #24 [Fubar] et al - apologies for my not being fully switched on and recognising you made the [valid] comment #10. My view about the security issues, however, remains unchanged.

Reply   |   Comment by Noddy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#25 you made the following reply to #24:

Quote: ...incidentally, #10’s very useful comment, posted some three hours before your comment appears to contradict your comment.

You said: ‘mine is the only one which has any sort of review of the product being offered.’

Since #10 and #24 are actually one and the same person, Fubar, his claim to being the sole reviewer was perfectly true! Also his review was really useful, and far more detailed than one could reasonably expect. So thanks for that.

But you know, I have a huge problem with the whole concept of a commercial browser extension. As a Mozilla/Firefox enthusiast, I am 100% subscribed to the notion of open source or freeware browser extensions. So aside from the fact that DownThemAll is eyewateringly fast and seamlessly integrated into Firefox - and I have yet to encounter any image hosting site from which it cannot download successfully - I feel a positive disinclination to offer any encouragement whatsoever to a company trying to launch a commercial alternative. I think it's a profoundly misconceived idea, so I've chosen not to evaluate this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Steph  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks everyone that recommended Downloadthemall!

I downloaded it and it works great! It is much better than any other image download program that I have and works wonderfully with Firefox.

I highly recommend it!

Reply   |   Comment by Franklin Eddy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Folks the privacy issue is real. If the the writers of this program are so rightous why don't they jump in and state what information is being uploaded and end the discussion. I have no intention of downloading and installing this program and would not knowingly purchase a program that could be possibly be sending personal info god knows where and for what purpose!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by yogi bear  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Interesting litle application. Firstly let me tell all of you worried about this program "Dialing Home" well let's face it that is just plain silly. Most of the viruses being propogated on computer users come from the very sites that all of you go to..SOCIAL NETWORKING AND COMMUNITY SITES..These sites are the new "Go to" sites for most malicious code now facing home users. If anybody uses google for mail, that site has been known to have major issues. Speaking from experience, and as some of you know from my previous posts I am an MCSE, CNE and Cisco Systems Engineer. Legit companies that garner info. from "DIAL HOME" programs are nothing really to worry about. I found this application to be very useful, fast and work fine. The only thing that worries me is that there have been SO MANY updates on this program that it the version being offered here today will be obsolete next week. Go to their web site and see for yourself on the number of updates and new release versions that they have released, granted each release looks like additions--such as language updates, but a lot of bug fixes are there also. I think while this will, and has a done a good job for me, but based on the sheer history of the new releases, I wouldn't want to get too comfortable with this application just yet. Maybe this one is due for a revisit once all the kinks have been worked out.


Dr. Garth

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Garth  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To #17: You said, "Neodownloader Lite is free"

Yeah, if you want ADWARE installed on your computer. Why would people even SUGGEST adjunk like that? Thanks for nothing.

Really, anybody who would make a point of suggesting "free alternatives" is not thinking straight. All the software that shows up here is FREE to begin with. You should comment on the software relative to how *YOU* receive and experience it. If it costs you nothing, then the price is immaterial.

The main point of this site, as far as all the companies who give away software for free here, is to GET INPUT ABOUT PROGRAM FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY. Side commentary is generally useless and doesn't encourage companies to give away their software.

The other big problem here is people making knee jerk comments about things not working/registering without READING the instructions or learning the program features FIRST. Literally every day there is some of this. Too bad their is no ignorance filter, as I would set it to 100% before viewing this page. It's ok to be a newbie, but LOUD NEWBIES are simply fools.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Reply   |   Comment by Flubber  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Cool, but I already have some similar apps I got from here at GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Money  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have downloaded and installed/registered software from GAOTD, and have used the comments for that software exclusively to make the decision whether to do so. Complaining about things other than the software itslef makes it harder for those of us looking for those valid comments to make that decision.

For example, pointing out free alternatives has nothing to do with the software being offered. Another distraction is whether having a program do this or that is immoral.

It's a great venue, and vehicle, for software vendors to gain exposure for their wares, and if they choose, feedback on their product to make it better (phone home, bad english translations, etc.).

It would be a shame if these, and other potential software vendors, decided not to take a chance with GAOTD due to the off-topic feedback in the comments.


Reply   |   Comment by The Z  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This should be interesting. I'm looking for a bulk downloader for flickr so I can transfer all my images from one account to a different one (my wife's actually - we're consolidating out nature photos into one place)

It's easy to write a bulk downloader that just grabs images (I've written one myself) but preserving the tags in a way that you can reapply them when you upload again is what would be really useful. I never managed to work out a way of doing that, so haven't yet actually done the transfer that I want to do.

PS Apropos of not much in particular, do we have any users of "All you can upload.com" here? When did they close the service down? Quite frustrating!

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fubar @ #10 and #24:

Don't despair, today is just an uncommonly good day for a mass visit by the morons.

The post at #5 is one of the daftest I've read anywhere on a site related to computer matters, but there ya go: 33 posters so far think it's the epitome of wisdom:


Hey, what's the betting some of those who have fallen for Noddy's paranoia are even now emailing their friends to warn 'em of today's GOTD security and privacy implications. . . and are emailing via Google.

A laugh a minute, GOTD is, when mass moronic visitations occur like today's -- well, it would be, so long as you didn't come here, expecting to find a considered review of user experience of today's software offering.

If you were, then read Fubar's @ #10.

It's been my experience, too.

Thanks Fubar.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Although some features looked interesting, and I am a frequent user, for research purposes, of graphics from the internet , I did NOT download. We wait always for the comments and act accordingly. Software that sends uncontrolled information home is excluded from use at this location whatever its functionallity.

Reply   |   Comment by archimedes  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thumbs up you guys! This software is amazing. Even when compared to other things like Orbit and DownThemAll, none of these download from galleries as good as this one. This is top-notch software.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great little program to capture content. This will save me hours of work!

Reply   |   Comment by arty261106  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree, this software is better left alone. For Firefox there are so many free options:
Downthemall (http://www.downthemall.net/)

ImageHost Grabber (http://cybormatt.googlepages.com/)
Orbit (http://www.orbitdownloader.com/)

Just my two cents.

Reply   |   Comment by FB  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Sorry Antibody Software but I'm gonna have to pass on todays offer. But, I found several of todays user comments helpful. Numbers 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 17, 22 and 23 especially. Since I do use Firefox the most, a special thanks to # 13 for pointing the way to an add on I had overlooked. By the way, the same add on installed beautifully on my XP drive where I use Netscape Navigator because Firefox does something weird to my Optical drives on XP. All icons on every disk disk are Firefox icons.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I agree with Noddy (#5), this form of registration will not make friends or impress people. I also didn't register BID & uninstalled it immediately.

Didn't "Rate It" because I didn't really "Run It".

Reply   |   Comment by kail  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If the web Gallery you`re downloading from uses a direct link to the image then any of the myriad options being offered here are useful. However if you run into a gallery that hosts its files on image servers that practice redirection, BID is the only image downloader I`ve found so far that is successful at downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackmamva  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I downloaded and installed this software with no apparent problems. So far, I have tested the software on approximately 10 URL's, and find it works as advertised, but it has limited value, unless I am overlooking something. As Commenter #14 noted, it only seems to download thumbnails, not full-size images. It does this very quickly, and if this is all you want, download it. As for myself, I may try some of the other commenter's suggestions for comparison, but until I find something better, I will keep it for the novelty value.
It only downloads images. I find that Orbit does a fantastic job if you want to download MP3 files and movies, which I do all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by Briar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Extreme Picture Finder was given away here earlier. It can do everything that B.I.D. can (except for browser integration) but its interface is much more user-friendly. Plus it has built-in picture viewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Max  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#24 [from #5], thanks for your response. I fear that you have missed my point. As you must be aware, the bulk of shareware once registered either by paying or through the excellent GOTD service, provides an unlock key - not many people, myself included, have an issue with that.

What I do object to is when, as part of the registration, the programme 'dials home' and transfer information - precisely what information? on to the developer's server [or wherever]. The fact that I have expressed security concerns, as part of my 'review' is no less valuable a review than someone else's review of the programme. I am entitled to my opinion and have expressed it. As at this time, 1255 BST, approximately 40+ others appear to share my concerns.

Finally, I apologise for not posting this on the forum and, incidentally, #10's very useful comment, posted some three hours before your comment appears to contradict your comment.

You said: 'mine is the only one which has any sort of review of the product being offered.'

Reply   |   Comment by Noddy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As usual, I find the voting here to be ludicrous. As of the time of this post, comment #5 has a large number of thumbs-up. The poster is complaining because the program actually requires registration--imagine that! Does it request personal information? No. Did the poster review the product in any way? No. Hello, any image downloader has Internet access, and therefor poses a security risk. As of the time of this post, there are 20 moderated comments, and mine is the only one which has any sort of review of the product being offered.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Why download a program when you can use firebug and inspect everything on all sites on the web :D

Reply   |   Comment by X  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I guess you would be surprised to know that if you have pictures online people can download them by just visiting your page. Just because they can't save them to their desktop easily doesn't mean your browser isn't downloading them. If you are viewing a picture online, you have already downloaded it...

I think copyright is hard to enforce, but in some cases like this the user can do other things as well. Like try to watermark your images, use unfriendly filenames that search engines don't like, add no-robots to your pages, send a program like this on a recursive blank image search ;) that may never end, offload it with js so you don't take a hit on the server.

That said, stick your pictures in a database or use a flash app to better protect them if you don't want people keeping a copy, but you realize they can still hit the print screen key (snagit etc) open Photoshop and save a copy. Best form of protection for ownership? Never put the highest resolution of a picture you have online. ;)

You may want an image of your copyright notice available that people will have a copy of when they download your stuff...

Use PHP to generate images with minor noise, over-lay'd watermarks, and lower resolutions on copyrighted images? Or just be a nice guy and put a creative commons license on your website :) I think most people i know respect those licenses, and perhaps it will get your work out to more people that may be interested.

hmm... now we need the original Castle Wolfenstien or another utility app on GOTD! Never enough utility apps imo.

Reply   |   Comment by Me  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#9 - if you don't want your "copyfrighted" images downloaded... why post them ?

Prog does seem intrusive.

Reply   |   Comment by Duh  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

In reference to the individuals who state a particular program is not worth the money, I thought that one of the purposes of this site was to have people rate or give their opinions about particular software. My guess is that the software developers would read and make note of all comments and then decide which, if any, they could implement into their software. Of course, everyone knows the software on GAOTD is free. However, there are those who do not know about or have access to this site and would be the ones who WOULD purchase the programs. Your input would help the various companies make their products better (and worth the money) for those who aren't so fortunate to get a version for free.

Reply   |   Comment by Ms. Delaware  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#9 - copyrighted (not capitalized, by the way)images....whoop-tee-doo!

Reply   |   Comment by Buffet  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry. Avira Antivir picked up heur/malware and sent it to quarantine. That must be the activation file.Third time it happened now.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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